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Chen Carol L - - 2013
The purpose of this review was to highlight the more commonly used cardiac medications that should be closely monitored or possibly discontinued during cancer therapy. Often, older cancer patients are taking multiple pharmacotherapy agents for the treatment or prevention of cardiac disease when they face decisions about cancer treatment. Concurrent ...
Yu Benny T - - 2013
: The skin texture of the internal mammary artery perforator flap closely resembles that in the face and neck, making it the perfect source of tissue for head and neck reconstruction. In this article, the authors describe their experience in recent application of this flap in head and neck reconstruction ...
Cardinale Daniela - - 2013
Cardiotoxicity due to cancer treatment is of rising concern, for both cardiologists and oncologists, because it may have a significant impact on cancer patient management and outcome. The most typical manifestation of cardiotoxicity is a hypokinetic cardiomyopathy leading to heart failure. However, the spectrum of the toxic effects that can ...
Chapman Daniel P - - 2013
OBJECTIVE This investigation examined the association of anxiety or depressive disorder and frequent insufficient sleep. METHODS Data were obtained from a 2010 telephone survey of a population-based sample of 113,936 adults in 20 states. Respondents were asked how often they did not get enough rest or sleep and if they ...
Pan A - - 2013
PURPOSE: Data regarding the implementation of state-of-the-art methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) control procedures in Italy are lacking. There is a need to evaluate compliance with MRSA recommendations (CR) in Italian hospitals. METHODS: A 67-question closed-answer survey was sent to all Italian hospitals, in order to analyze and evaluate program consistency ...
Andersson Ann-Christine - - 2013
The aim of this study was to explore and evaluate managers' views of a large-scale improvement program, including their experiences and opinions about improvement initiatives and drivers for change. The study is based on a survey used in 2 nationwide mappings of improvement initiatives and developmental trends in Swedish health ...
Rajan S Palanivel - - 2013
Abstract A light and portable wireless biosignal retrieving system has always been a medical dream. This proposed wireless-type biosignal alerting system aims at designing and developing a module that detects the abnormal interpretations in the PQRST complex (electrocardiography) and heart rate of a patient in advance, gives a self-warning ring ...
Sui Hua - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the underlying mechanism of Jianpi Jiedu Recipe (, JJR) in the reversion of multidrug resistance concerning colorectal cancer in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Mice were treated orally with JJR at a daily 4.25 g/(kg kg·day) or injected with vinblastine (VCR) 2.5 mg/(kg kg·day) for 3 weeks ...
Gupta Vinay - - 2013
Hip dislocation in children can occur congenitally in isolation or in conjunction with other congenital abnormalities. Traumatic hip dislocations in children are relatively uncommon and anterior dislocation of hip joint is even rarer. We report such a case following unusual mode of injury in a 12-year-old child. The patient underwent ...
Nasr John Y - - 2013
Biliary complications occur after liver transplantation. These complications can be effectively and safely managed using endoscopic approaches and can prevent unnecessary and potentially morbid surgery.
O'Donnell Jean A - - 2013
/st> The authors conducted a qualitative study of private-practice dentists in their offices by using vignette-based interviews to assess barriers to the use of evidence-based clinical recommendations in the treatment of noncavitated carious lesions. /st> The authors recruited 22 dentists as a convenience sample and presented them with two patient ...
Mizowaki Takashi - - 2013
The paste form of calcium phosphate cement is often used in skull reconstruction because of the biocompatibility and early handling of these cements. Although it had rarely been shown to produce a foreign body reaction, we encountered a patient who experienced an allergic reaction to calcium phosphate cements(Biopex<sup>®</sup>). A patch ...
Zafar Saleha - - 2013
Described herein are two brothers, both with a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve-one of which was stenotic and one of which functioned normally-and one with associated aortic isthmic coarctation. Summarized also are previously reported families with more than one member with a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve.
Roman Jaime Rene - - 2013
The author, a California Superior Court judge who is currently assigned to family law court, describes certain cases of marital dissolution as "parental civil wars" in which a high level of conflict between parents has deleterious effects on children. He calls on clinicians and social services systems to improve interventions ...
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Researchers have found that the Brief Negotiation Interview (BNI), a tool developed at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, can curb harmful drinking in patients when the tool is used with these patients in the emergency setting. Further, by using the same motivational interviewing techniques employed in the ...
Chin Michael S - - 2013
: Ionizing radiation is known to have deleterious chronic effects on skin, including fibrosis and poor wound healing, hypothesized as mediated by ischemia and hypoxia. Past studies have been unable to simultaneously investigate changes in perfusion and oxygenation as separate parameters. Hyperspectral imaging has emerged as a tool with which ...
Peters Matthew N - - 2013
Various electrocardiographic changes have been reported in the setting of acute neurological events, among them large, upright U waves. In contrast, the occurrence of inverted U waves is strongly suggestive of cardiovascular disease, most commonly hypertension, coronary artery disease, or valvular abnormalities. Presented herein is the case of a 29-year-old ...
Rosenberg Aaron - - 2013
Introduction: The platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) signaling pathway has been implicated in both epithelial and stromal mechanisms of prostate cancer progression and postulated as a target for therapy in bone metastases. Imatinib mesylate is a potent inhibitor of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) and its activity has been ...
Peng Jin - - 2013
Background Dual-energy CT (DECT) has been used to detect myocardial infarct. However, few comparable studies with histopathological findings as gold standard have been published. Purpose To investigate the accuracy of DECT iodine maps for detecting acute myocardial infarction compared with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in a canine model ...
Lee Michelle - - 2013
: The objective of the study was to determine whether botulinum toxin type A injections can serve as a prognosticator for migraine surgery success. : Patients who underwent migraine surgery from 2000 to 2010 by the senior author (B.G.) were reviewed. Patients were included if they had botulinum toxin type ...
de Kraker Marjolein - - 2013
: Pollicization of the index finger is a well-established treatment in type IIIB to type V hypoplastic thumbs. However, there is a lack of quantitative outcome studies, and little is known about the outcome differences between patients with mild and severe longitudinal radial deficiencies. Therefore, the aim of this study ...
Dal Pupo Juliano - - 2013
The purpose of the study was to analyze the relationships among physiological and neuromuscular indices with the 200- and 400-m sprint running performance. Fourteen male sprinters performed the following tests: determination of 200- (P200) and 400-m (P400) running performance; determination of VO2max and the velocity associated at VO2max; squat jump ...
Coyle Yvonne M - - 2013
Cancer care is expensive due to the high costs of treatment and preventable utilization of resources. Government, employer groups, and insurers are seeking cancer care delivery models that promote both cost-efficiency and quality care. Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas (BUMC), a large tertiary care hospital, in collaboration with Texas ...
Katz Morgan J - - 2013
Abdominal paracentesis is a frequently employed diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for patients with refractory ascites, typically in patients with cirrhosis. It is generally regarded as a safe procedure with significant complications occurring in <1% of cases. Most hemorrhagic complications are due to abdominal wall trauma, during which clear evidence of ...
Zhang Yi Xin - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: The reverse posterior interosseous artery perforator flap is useful for covering defects over the distal forearm, wrist, and hand, but some of its major limitations include short vascular pedicle, inadequate distal reach, difficult pedicle dissection, and risk of venous congestion. Some of these drawbacks have been overcome with refinements ...
Li Chao - - 2013
This study investigated the feasibility of replacing urinary epithelial cells with oral keratinocytes and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) small interfering RNA (siRNA)-transfected fibroblasts seeded on bladder acellular matrix graft (BAMG) in order to reconstruct tissue-engineered urethra. Constructed siRNAs, which expressed plasmids targeting TGF-β1, were transfected into rabbit fibroblasts. The effective ...
Kudo Kanae - - 2013
Chronic subdural hematoma(CSH)is a common disease that is treated with burr hole drainage by neurosurgeons. The outcome of CSH is mostly favorable. We treated 2 cases with bilateral occipital lobe infarction due to CSH. A 57-year-old woman was ambulatory when she visited a clinic for evaluation of headache. One hour ...
Ryberg Marianne - - 2013
The development of biological therapy is based on growing knowledge regarding the molecular changes required in cells for the development and progression of cancer to occur. Molecular targeted therapy is designed to inhibit the major molecular pathways identified as essential for a specific development. This information, in turn, has led ...
Naik Monappa-A - - 2013
Femoral neck stress fractures (FNSFs) are rare, constituting only 5% of all stress fractures in young adults. These fractures are usually seen in athletes, military recruits and patients with underlying metabolic diseases. The treatment of FNSFs is still controversial because of the inherent complications associated with the treatment procedure. We ...
Abdul-Karim Raghad - - 2013
Levamisole-contaminated cocaine is an increasingly reported cause of a syndrome characterized by vasculitic skin lesions and immunologic abnormalities. With approximately 70% of cocaine in the United States now contaminated with levamisole, the incidence of this syndrome is likely to increase. We report two cases of this syndrome and review its ...
Dann S G - - 2013
Within the family of protein kinase C (PKC) molecules, the novel isoform PRKCE (PKCɛ) acts as a bona fide oncogene in in vitro and in vivo models of tumorigenesis. Previous studies have reported expression of PKCɛ in breast, prostate and lung tumors above that of normal adjacent tissue. Data from ...
Chun So-Hee - - 2013
Urethane, which is used as an anesthetic for animal experiments, causes inflammation and cancer in the lung. BALB/c mice received 1 mg/g of urethane once a week for four consecutive weeks via intraperitoneal injections developed interstitial infiltration of inflammatory cells and tumors in the lung. However, the intracellular signaling events which ...
Black Jonathan - - 2013
The goal of this project is to improve the quantification of indoor fungal pollutants via the specific application of quantitative PCR (qPCR). Improvement will be made in the controls used in current qPCR applications. This work focuses on the use of two separate controls within a standard qPCR reaction. The ...
Arroyo Mariangeli - - 2013
The milk-alkali syndrome was a common cause of hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis, and renal failure in the early 20th century. It was caused by the ingestion of large quantities of milk and absorbable alkali to treat peptic ulcer disease. The syndrome virtually vanished after introduction of histamine-2 blockers and proton pump ...
Giladi Aviram M - - 2013
BACKGROUND:: Although numerous studies have investigated long-term outcomes after surgical treatment of ulnar neuropathy at the elbow with simple decompression, no study has evaluated the trend of postoperative recovery. The authors assessed timing of recovery after simple decompression for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. METHODS:: The five-center Surgery of the ...
Lee S H - - 2013
RUNX3 is silenced by histone modification and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α is stabilized under hypoxia, but little is known of cross-talk between RUNX3 and HIF-1α under hypoxia. In the present study, the authors investigated the effect of RUNX3 on HIF-1α stability in gastric cancer cells. RUNX3 overexpression was found to downregulate ...
Kelly Joseph T - - 2013
/st> The existence of an association between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease has been proposed by investigators in several clinical studies and further confirmed by the results of several systematic reviews. The aim of the authors' study was to assess the quality of published systematic reviews focused on the association between ...
Hazani Ron - - 2013
: Alloplastic chin augmentation requires the surgeon to predict the location of the mental foramen and the origin of the mentalis muscle to avoid the postoperative sequelae lower lip parasthesia, lower lip incompetence, or chin ptosis. The authors define a safe zone of dissection along the inferior border of the ...
Ha Kelli Y - - 2013
Lymphoma is a rare neoplasm in the breast. In this location, it may be primary or secondary, depending on whether there is lymphoma elsewhere in the body. The most common presentation of breast lymphoma is a painless palpable mass, indistinguishable from that of breast carcinoma, although the treatment regimens for ...
Heckmann Doreen - - 2013
Signaling through stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α), strongly secreted by bone marrow stromal cells and the CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) exposed on tumor cells has pivotal roles in proliferation, metastasis, and tumor cell "dormancy." Dormancy is associated with cytostatic drug resistance and is probably a property of tumor stem cells ...
Henseler J F - - 2013
Cranial translation of the humeral head is related to massive rotator cuff tears; however, it may be unapparent in early-stage tears. The goal of this study was to investigate whether active abduction leads to increased active cranial humeral translation in early-stage tears. We assessed 20 consecutive patients (9 full-thickness supraspinatus ...
Mercadante Sebastiano - - 2013
Abstract Objectives: The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the conversion ratios between tapentadol and other opioids in patients requiring an opioid switching. Methods: A prospective study was carried out in a convenience sample of consecutive patients admitted to an acute palliative care unit and a home care ...
Sen Ramesh-K - - 2013
Objective: To define the preoperative and intraoperative variables which may affect the immediate postoperative outcome in surgically managed patients with unstable pelvic fractures. Methods: This study was performed prospectively from January 2009 to June 2011 on 36 consecutive patients admitted to the trauma ward of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education ...
Baron Todd H TH - - 2013
The use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for treating benign biliary strictures has become the standard of practice, with surgery and percutaneous therapy reserved for selected patients. The gold-standard endoscopic therapy is dilation of the stricture followed by placing and exchanging progressively larger and more numerable plastic stents over a 1-year ...
Zandieh Stephanie O - - 2013
: The role of adenotonsillectomy in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with craniosynostosis is not well established. : A retrospective review was conducted of all children with syndromic craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, and Pfeiffer syndromes) seen at Boston Children's Hospital from January 2001 through April 2011. The primary ...
Kerl Katrin - - 2013
: For the evaluation of data generated by multicolor fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), we present here a synergistic approach that integrates the 3 most commonly used numerical algorithms in conjunction with 2 newly devised graphic tools for data visualization, namely "signal curves" and "rhombic heat maps." These two graphic ...
Raijman Isaac - - 2013
Miniature endoscopes that can be introduced into the bile duct through the duodenoscope during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography were developed to allow nonsurgical management of difficult biliary stones. The direct visualization enabled by these cholangioscopes of the biliary epithelium provides additional data in the assessment of biliary strictures. Cholangioscopy allows assessment ...
Hancocks Stephen - - 2013
We have to be cautious about the safety to both individual and environmental health of all materials that we use and advocate.
Waljee Jennifer F - - 2013
SUMMARY:: Surgeons are at risk for injury in the operating room daily. Because of the ubiquity of occupational hazards, injuries remain prevalent and expensive. Although occupational hazards can include musculoskeletal conditions, psychosocial stress, radiation exposure, and the risk of communicable diseases, sharps injuries remain the most common among surgeons in ...
Persichetti Paolo - - 2013
: In the last decade, an increase in complications related to dermal filler injections has been reported, especially in patients who underwent multiple treatments with different products. Imaging or histological examinations may suggest what kind of substance was used, but none can precisely identify the biomaterial. The aim of this ...
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